8.50 am - Pick up at your accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area.
- 9.00am Depart
- Arrive in Honfleur and visit of the town
- Free time for personal discovery & lunch (at own expense)
- Afternoon, visit of Beuvron en Auge village
- Tasting in a local distillery: Calvados, Pommeau and Cider
- 5.00pm Return to Bayeux
Enjoy a private day trip from Bayeux to charming towns and villages ending with a tasting of local apple brandy.
Depart on a Normandy small group day tour to discover some of the most charming sites of the area. At first, you will be picked up by your English speaking driver/guide at a centrally meeting point in Bayeux. Here, your guide will introduce you to the program of the day and retrace the itinerary. Then, board your comfortable A/C minivan and head for the town of Honfleur.
VISIT THE CHARMING SMALL TOWN OF HONFLEUR
Located on the Seine Estuary close to Le Havre and the incredible ‘Pont de Normandie’ bridge, the small port town of Honfleur is one of the most beautiful of the area with its historical center, old port and marina. The historical town center still retains stunning half timbered houses, old cobbled stone streets that are located around Sainte Catherine church. The church itself is quite surprising as it has a double roof nearly all made out of wood. Dating back to the 15th century, the church was built by ship builders explaining why the vaulting of the two naves resemble the hulls of ships. Honfleur is also home to famous museums such as the Eugene Boudin museum dedicated to the 19th century painter who originates from Honfleur. Located on Erik Satie square, the museum is home to more than 100 art works of Boudin but also includes paintings from Courbet, Monet, Lebourg, Dufy and many more.
THEN DISCOVER ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE
After the visit of Honfleur, you will have some time for personal discovery as well as lunch. Then, it will be time to head towards your next destination of the day, the small village of Beuvron en Auge. Rated as one of the most beautiful villages of France (plus beaux villages de France), this village can be considered as a picture perfect postcard of a traditional Normandy Village. Stronghold of the d’Harcourt family, on the Cider and Calvados trails, its half timbered houses, old covered market and surrounding manor houses make it a treat to discover. Here you will have some time to stroll through the village on your own for personal discovery.
END THE DAY WITH COMMENTED TASTING OF APPLE BRANDY
Finally, reach a local Calvados distillery located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge. This family owned estate produces some of the most famous Cider, Calvados and Pommeau of Normandy. Here, more than 25 varieties of apples are grown on the 30 hectares of orchards composed of either standard trees or cordons trees. After more than a century of production, the family has gained recognition worldwide for the subtle and delicate art of blends. After a short introduction to the different products that are distilled here, you will participate in a commented tasting of the local spirits. After the tasting, it will be time to return to Bayeux and this will be the end of our services.